Clip ONE. It’s a Wonderful Life. If you haven’t seen it, do it. Life is wonderful. All life. Even lives that do not go as planned. Even lives that include struggle, failure, and pain. Perhaps those lives are even a bit more wonderful. When Harry raises his glass, and toasts, “To my big brother George, the richest man in town.” I will cry. George has spent his life serving, loving, taking care, showing compassion and understanding. He has NOT been rewarded or recognized for his life, and yet, as the story illustrates, it is a wonderful life.
Clip TWO. A clip from an OLD LDS (Latter-day Saint, the Mormons) Christmas movie. Mr. Krueger, played by Jimmy Stewart is a janitor who is alone at Christmas. The clip is a “dream sequence” in which he imagines himself present at the birth of Christ. Makes me cry every time. The intimate relationship Mr. Krueger has with the Savior is so readily apparent. The love expressed AND received always makes me mindful of my own relationship with Christ. I love and am loved. Bottom line. Enough.
This season, and beyond, go out and live a big, beautiful, messy, goofy and wonderful life. Remember you are loved. Cherished. Enough.
Light and Love,